Skiptracing: Solo Exhibition by Noël Morical

March 16-May 01, 2018
Ace Hotel Chicago
311 N Morgan St, Chicago, IL 60607
Opening reception on Friday, March 16th at 6pm, Ace Hotel Chicago.

The Green Lantern Press is pleased to present Skiptracing, a solo exhibition by Noël Morical at Ace Hotel Chicago. The exhibition comprises multiple recent wall-bound and hanging weavings by the Chicago-based artist. Exhausting the material capacity of paracord, Morical uses the knotting technique of macramé to make intricate nets that tense, coil, and tuft in colorful effervescence. With meditative movement, Noël Morical chases the thread, directing its course and allowing it to grow into an expansive mass, a practice that also embodies the inner-feelings and emotions of the artist. Vibrant and lithe, the hangings possess distinct identities that automatically alter the environment they are in. In contrast to its storied history within craft practice, Morical’s macramé constructions gesture toward a wild and futuristic sensibility. Skiptracing is a lavish gathering of the artist’s distinctive approach to weaving, one that vacillates between mechanics and sentiment.  

Curated by Sharmyn Cruz Rivera

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Installation Documentation:

 

Noël Morical, untitled, 2018. Paracord wall mounts, dimensions vary. Photo by Claire Britt.

Noël Morical, untitled, 2018. Paracord wall mounts, dimensions vary. Photo by Claire Britt.

 

Noël Morical, untitled (detail), 2018. Paracord wall mount, dimensions vary. Photo by Claire Britt.

Noël Morical, untitled (detail), 2018. Paracord wall mount, dimensions vary. Photo by Claire Britt.

 

Noël Morical, untitled (detail), 2018. Paracord wall mount, dimensions vary. Photo by Claire Britt.

Noël Morical, untitled (detail), 2018. Paracord wall mount, dimensions vary. Photo by Claire Britt.

 

Noël Morical, untitled (detail), 2018. Paracord wall mount, dimensions vary. Photo by Claire Britt.

Noël Morical, untitled (detail), 2018. Paracord wall mount, dimensions vary. Photo by Claire Britt.

 

Noël Morical, untitled, 2018. Paracord wall hangings, dimensions vary. Photo by Claire Britt.

Noël Morical, untitled, 2018. Paracord wall hangings, dimensions vary. Photo by Claire Britt.

 

Noël Morical, untitled (detail), 2018. Paracord wall mount, dimensions vary. Photo by Claire Britt.

Noël Morical, untitled (detail), 2018. Paracord wall hanging, dimensions vary. Photo by Claire Britt.

 

Noël Morical, untitled, 2018. Paracord wall mount, dimensions vary. Photo by Claire Britt.

Noël Morical, untitled, 2018. Paracord wall hanging, dimensions vary. Photo by Claire Britt.

 

Noël Morical, untitled (detail), 2018. Paracord wall hanging, dimensions vary. Photo by Claire Britt.

Noël Morical, untitled (detail), 2018. Paracord wall hanging, dimensions vary. Photo by Claire Britt.

 

Noël Morical, untitled (detail), 2018. Paracord wall hanging, dimensions vary. Photo by Claire Britt.

Noël Morical, untitled (detail), 2018. Paracord wall hanging, dimensions vary. Photo by Claire Britt.

 

Noël Morical (American, b. 1989) lives and works in Chicago, IL. She received her B.F.A. from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2011. Recent solo exhibitions include High Swoon at Andrew Rafacz Gallery in Chicago and at the Fiberspace Gallery in Stockholm. Group and two-person exhibitions include SLOW Gallery, Chicago; Weinberg-Newton Gallery, Chicago; 99¢ Plus Gallery, Brooklyn; Athen B. Gallery, Oakland; Chicago Artist Coalition, Chicago; LVL3, Chicago.